Nov 17, 2013 5:49pm EST
people, but they were polite. and steve carson made me squirm for my dinner by asking hard questions. but he too was a good -- he was very dubious about what i was saying. i'm pleased to report that our friend, the late steve, told me not too long before he died, really, that he remembered that session. and he was gracious enough to say that his doubts had been relieved. and he agreed with me -- what i was arguing about. and, of course, it was as greg says, only a few years ago that we were honored -- my partner and i were honored for our editorial work by this group. and it was -- it's something we are very proud of, and i can't thank you enough for that honor. you may not think that i've done you any favor of talking about the gettysburg address. everybody knows the gettysburg address. most of you can recite it, i'm sure. it's the most famous speech in the world. a lot of people think it's the best speech in the world. it's storied. there are endless, endless mythology about it. and i know that the myths irritate some serious historians. but i think it's all part of the landscape.